Dublin is one of the liveliest little cities I’ve ever visited. The city’s mix of restaurants, coffee shops, and pubs reflect its energetic personality. Our time in Dublin was a mix of traditional Irish food and modern cuisine that would put any American restaurant to shame. Basically, Dubliners know how to cook as much as they know how to drink. Here are 5 amazing places to eat and drink in Dublin!
This little coffee shop is on a lively street in the heart of Dublin. Kaph was such a joy to visit because of their amazing coffee, cute interior, and very friendly baristas. Everything about this place was so inviting. There were loads of people enjoying their Saturday morning here, and the vibe was amazing. The seating downstairs is quite minimal, but there are stairs tucked away towards the back which leads to even more seating. The exterior is charming and perfect for the gram. So don’t forget to snap a few photos!
Meet me in the Morning
Quite possibly the cutest coffee shop in Dublin! Meet Me in the Morning has two parts: a to-go side and a restaurant side. There are separate entrances, so make your choice based on if you want a quick pick-me-up to-go, or if you want to sit and enjoy a snack or some breakfast. I did both, and I can say that the breakfast is as amazing as their coffee to-go! The cute house-like exterior makes this coffee shop a unique visit, and the baristas are warm and welcoming.
The Vintage Cocktail Club
This tucked away speakeasy is the perfect stop for some pre-dinner drinks. We stopped in at The Vintage Cocktail Club in the afternoon around 2:00 pm after it was recommended to us by the owner of a potpie shop. You just ring the doorbell and wait for someone to let you in. We waited for about five minutes and actually started to wonder if we did it right. So sit tight! The interior is well worth it. If you can, get a seat on their rooftop terrace for some fresh air and to-die-for tiles. They have a menu that’s literally a book of every drink you could ever imagine. It’s quite pricey, but such an experience.
Breakfast at Sophie’s, which is part of The Dean hotel, is an absolute must. They have some of the best eggs benny I’ve ever had! They also have fresh squeezed orange juice, which is so hard to come by. Make sure you make a reservation if you’re headed here for their weekend brunch because they can get quite busy. If you’re on the lookout for a gin, they do an amazing gin and tonic with strawberries, cucumber, and peppercorns. Really, everything at Sophie’s is to die for. And did I mention they have a 360 view of Dublin? Head here for dinner and be pleasantly surprised as well.
Hatch & Sons
We may or may not have eaten here twice while in Dublin (I’ll never tell). This traditional Irish restaurant was absolutely to die for. Their food was the perfect escape from the cold Dublin weather in March. I ordered the Guinness stew with cornbread, which is a traditional Irish meal. The best part about Hatch & Sons is that it’s right under The Little Museum of Dublin. So you can grab your tickets for the next tour, and, in the meantime, enjoy a stew and a glass of wine at Hatch & Sons!